A personal voice enhances your opportunities for social connection, increases your quality of life and independence and improves your access to educational and vocational resources. Choose between these variants:
Based on just a few seconds of your voice (no words needed!) VocaliD can build a digital voice that’s uniquely yours.
Here is how it works:
- Using your voice sample the programme searchs VocaliD's Human Voicebank database to find a voice match that is similar to your own voice in age, gender and cultural background.
- VocaliD’s algorithms then combine your voice sample with several hours of recording from the matched speaker to create your customized BeSpoke™ voice.
- The result is a digital voice that is easily understandable and conveys your unique vocal identity.
Vocal Legacy™ Voices
Record your Voice today on VocaliD's Human Voicebank web platform. From only 5-7 hours of recordings, it will be possible to digitally "recreate" your own voice if needed. Backup your voice just like you backup your files and photos!
But why do this? There are the unpredictable reasons – each year, hundreds of thousands of people are diagnosed with degenerative conditions such as ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease or head/neck cancer. In many cases, these individuals will eventually need a speech generating device, like an i-Series or EyeMobile Mini to communicate. And when that time comes, your banked voice can be used so you can continue to speak as yourself.
Founded by Dr. Rupal Patel in 2014, VocaliD is on a mission to humanize the voice within AAC devices! VocaliD leverages its Human Voicebank and the company's proprietary voice blending technology to create unique vocal persona for every AAC user.
1. BeSpoke Voices - FAQ
Sounds great, but is a personalized custom voice really that important?
Speaking in one’s own voice shouldn’t be a luxury — it’s a right. Whether you use your natural speaking voice or you rely on assistive technology, a voice is more than just sound. It’s a reflection of who you are.
Aren’t there already custom voice options available?
Only VocaliD produces personalized voices, tailored to fit you. Our voices are unique because they harness your very own vocalizations, which are then blended with recordings from a matched speaker from our Human Voicebank database.
I already have a speech generating device/app. Will it work on my device?
Yes! VocaliD voices are compatible with existing speech-generating devices and apps. Our voices have been deployed on Windows devices, and will soon be available across platforms. VocaliD voices will work on Tobii Dynavox Windows devices like the I-Series+ and EyeMobile Mini featuring Surface Pro 4.
What if I try the BeSpoke™ Voice, and I decide it isn’t right for me?
There are stories, of course, of people (like Stephen Hawking!) who grew attached to their original voice. And that’s okay, too. Our voices, on the other hand, are made specifically for you, using your unique vocal DNA. Thus, VocaliD voices are non-refundable, yet we stand by our product with our satisfaction guarantee. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
2. Vocal Legacy Voices - FAQ
Why should I bank my voice now?
Banking your voice with VocaliD’s Human Voicebank is free, easy, and the responsible thing to do.
If voice recording is free, why buy Vocal Legacy?
Vocal Legacy works pretty much like BeSpoke - but with your own voice. What vocal legacy does is creating a fully functional voice that can say everything from your recordings and that can be added to any AAC speech device.
What do I need to record my voice?
All you need is a a quiet place, a computer running the Google Chrome browser and a head-worn microphone. Then click on http://www.tobiidynavox.com/signup/voice-drive17/.
Remember, the quality of your recordings will impact the voice we can create, that is why a quiet room and a good microphone are important.
How long does recording my voice take?
You need to record approximately 3500 sentences to recreate your voice, which takes an average of 5-7 hours.
Recordings should be broken up into short 10-15 minute sessions over the course of several days/weeks.
I’m not able to record the full sentence list. What should I do?
Consider BeSpoke™ Voice instead of Vocal Legacy ™ Voice. There you only need 2-3 seconds of your voice. Your vocalization will then be blended with recordings from a matched speaker in our Human Voicebank database.